Current research grants:
NERC, £778225, 2012-2015
The sedimentology of fluvial megascours
NERC, ~£35,000, 2011-2012
The sedimentary dynamics of fine-grained rivers: a novel application of marine geophysics to develop new fluvial facies models
NERC, ~£606905, 2010-2013
Morphodynamics and sedimentology of the tidally-influenced fluvial zone (TIFZ). With Phil Ashworth (Brighton), Andrew Nicholas (Exeter), Dan Parsons (Leeds) and Jim Best (Illinois).
NERC, ~£529347, 2010-2013
Do floods matter? Bridging the gap between fluvial morphodynamics & alluvial architecture. With Andrew Nicholas, Rolf Aalto and Luiz Aragão (all Exeter)
NERC, ~£602676, 2008-2011
Dynamics and deposits of braid-bars in the World's largest rivers: processes, morphology & subsurface sedimentology. With Phil Ashworth (Brighton), Richard Hardy (Durham), Stuart Lane (Durham), Andrew Nicholas (Exeter), Dan Parsons (Leeds) and Jim Best (Illinois).
NERC, ~£373000, 2007-2011
Fluid dynamics across the interface in gravel-bed rivers; quantification and numerical modelling of flow in the hyporheic zone. With Jamie Lead, Richard Hardy (Durham) and Jim Best (Illinois)
Gianluca Blois1, James L. Best , Kenneth T. Christensen1, Richard J. Hardy and Gregory H. Sambrook Smith (in press) Coherent flow structures in the pore spaces of permeable beds underlying a unidirectional turbulent boundary layer: a review and some new experimental results.
Lunt, I. A., Sambrook Smith, G. H., Best, J. L., Ashworth, P.J., Lane, S. N. and Simpson, C. J. (2013) Deposits of the sandy braided South Saskatchewan River: implications for the use of modern analogues in reconstructing channel dimensions in reservoir characterisation Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. ISSN 0002-7464
Parker, N. O., Sambrook Smith, G. H., Ashworth, P.J., Best, J. L., Lane, S. N., Lunt, I. A., Simpson, C. J. and Thomas, R. E. (2013) Quantification of the relationship between surface morphodynamics and subsurface sedimentological product in sandy braided rivers Sedimentology . ISSN 0037-0746
Hitchman, A., Sambrook Smith, G.H., Sterling, M., Yu-Nam, Y.K. and Lead, J. (2013) The effect of environmentally relevant conditions on PVP stabilised gold nanoparticles. Chemosphere.
Nicholas, A. P., Sandbach, S. D., Ashworth, P.J., Amsler, M. L., Best, J. L., Hardy, R. J., Lane, S. N., Orfeo, O., Parsons, D. R., Reesink, A. J. H., Sambrook Smith, G. H. and Szupiany, R. N. (2012) Modelling hydrodynamics in the Rio Paraná, Argentina: an evaluation and inter-comparison of reduced-complexity and physics-based models applied to a large sand-bed river Geomorphology, 169-170 . pp. 192-211. ISSN 0169-555X
Fielding, Christopher R., Ashworth, P.J., Best, J. L., Prokocki, Eric W. and Sambrook Smith, G. H. (2012) Tributary, distributive and other fluvial patterns; what really represents the norm in the continental rock record (invited review) Sedimentary Geology, 261-262 . pp. 15-32. ISSN 0037-0738
Blois, G., Sambrook Smith, G.H., Best, J.L., Hardy, R.J. and Lead, J.R. (2012) Quantifying the dynamics of flow within a permeable bed using time-resolved endoscopic particle imaging velocimetry (EPIV). Experiments in Fluids, doi: 10.1007/s00348-011-1198-8.
Ashworth, P.J., Sambrook Smith, G.H., Best, J.L., Bridge, J.S., Lane, S.N., Lunt, I.A., Reesink, A.J.H., Simpson, C.J. and Thomas, R.E. (2011) Evolution and sedimentology of a channel fill in the sandy braided South Saskatchewan River and its comparison to the deposits of an adjacent compound bar. Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01242.x.
Sambrook Smith, G.H., Best, J.L., Ashworth, P.J., Lane, S.J., Parker, N.O., Lunt, I.A., Thomas, R.E. and Simpson, C.J. (2010) Can we distinguish flood frequency and magnitude in the sedimentological record of rivers? Geology, 38, 579-582.
Lane , S.N., Widdison, P.E., Thomas, R.E., Ashworth, P.J., Best, J.L., Lunt, I., Sambrook Smith, G.H. , Simpson, C.L. (2010) Quantification of braided river channel change using archival digital image analysis. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35, 971-985.
Sambrook Smith, G. H., Ashworth, P. J., Best, J. L., Lunt, I. A., Orfeo, O. and Parsons, D. R. (2009) The sedimentology and alluvial architecture of a large braid bar. Río Paraná, Argentina. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79, 629-642.